Monday, December 2, 2013

Winter love

I see her through the window
my chin up to the sill

Her brown coat matches her fuzzy ankle boots
her fancy scarf jiggles around her head
in the snowy breeze
she’s my mom
I love her

The cattle see her coming
their breath steams
in the winter air
their brown and white bodies lumber to the pond

She takes the shovel
starts a watery hole
they take turns
curly white faces dipping

Gloved hands are turning and waving now
my face curls up
she’s my mom
I love her

copyright Gina McKnight 2011

Rosie, Ida, Helen, Christmas, and #5

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